Britain’s relationship with Europe is low down on the list of concerns for most voters in the coming election, but the subject of the “Brexit” – Britain’s secession from the European Union – will come to dominate our political lives should the Conservatives find themselves in some kind of power after 7 May. David Cameron has promised a 2017 referendum on our place in the EU, a referendum our survey suggests is favoured by the majority of the population. The result of any plebiscite looks less certain, with those wishing to leave Europe just outnumbering those likely to vote for the status quo, but there are still many undecided. The arguments on either side are clear. If you’re a Eurosceptic, the impositions of European Union bureaucracy are daily infuriations, with Britain supposedly ceding control to Brussels of immigration policy, of its legal system, of its famously curved cucumbers. Britain contributes a small fortune to the European Union … [Read more...] about What would happen if Britain left the EU?
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NEW DELHI: India led seven countries at the World Trade Organization (WTO) in objecting to some nations trying to bring in rules to erect barriers to services trade and cross-border movement of professionals through qualification and licensing requirements, and technical standards. India teamed up with South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tunisia and Zimbabwe on Tuesday and raised objections to disciplines being built around requirements such as recognition of professional qualifications and professional bodies, among other requirements called domestic regulations in trade parlance. Ecuador and Venezuela joined in expressing their concern. Arguing that the joint initiative of the 59 members of the WTO was “not mandated to and cannot assume the role of making disciplines”, they said that some members were trying to “establish a competing and parallel mechanism to pursue and achieve the same objectives, without the consent of the entire membership”. The European Union, … [Read more...] about India, 6 others object to restrictions on services trade, workers’ movement
BORIS Johnson last night demanded Jeremy Corbyn scrap his underhand plan to allow two million EU migrants vote in a second Brexit referendum as the pair prepare for their final TV clash. New analysis by the Tories shows Labour’s plan to extend the franchise to “all UK residents” would mean allowing two million EU nationals to vote in a second referendum and General Elections for the first time. Currently they are only allowed to vote in local government and regional assemblies. In a letter to Mr Corbyn last night the PM urged him to reconsider the plan – claiming it would be “profoundly undemocratic” and would “rig” the result of a second referendum in favour of Remain. Yesterday Mr Johnson gave his strongest pledge yet to get Britain’s new post-Brexit trade deal with the EU done and dusted within 12 months. Asked if he could give a “cast iron guarantee” that a new EU trade deal will be struck by the time the Brexit … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson slams Jeremy Corbyn’s plan to let two million EU migrants vote in second Brexit referendum
© Sputnik / Grigoriy SisoevBritain's Tongue-Lashing: Brexit Could Cost the English Language Its CloutEmad Abshenass, an Iranian political scientist and the editor-in-chief of the newspaper Iran Press, told Sputnik that the vote’s outcome has already caused both Scotland and Northern Ireland to consider holding their own referendums on seceding from Britain and joining the EU as independent states. He also added that the UK secession from the EU would have a negative impact on both parties’ economies. "As we know, England and the EU share close trade and economic relations. And secession from the EU would deal a blow to the Kingdom’s economy. A severe decrease in EU-British trade relations should be expected in that case as by leaving the European Union, Britain would lose all of its preferences," Abshenass explained. He also remarked that this development may also affect the relations … [Read more...] about Brexit May Prevent EU From Hindering British-Iranian Relations
Hanoi (VNA) – The Ministry of Industry and Trade’s Import – Export Department has recently warned of the increase in trade fraud through labeling products as “Made-in-Vietnam”. "Made in Vietnam" labels. Detailed regulations for labeling “Made in Vietnam” for products needed to be raised prevent origin frauds (Photo: toquoc.vn) The labeling of products as “Made-in-Vietnam” aimed to benefit from free trade agreements to which the country is a member and to avoid trade defence mechanisms by importing countries. The department said that origin fraud would not only negatively affect the products and the local industry but also undermine the competitiveness of made-in-Vietnam products. It added that a number of traders remained unaware of the impact of origin fraud on the country’s production. Vietnam does not have regulations on labeling products as "Made-in-Vietnam", thus, consumers did not know whether the products were … [Read more...] about Ministry warns of increasing trade fraud via “made-in-VN” labelling